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Variegated Japanese Spurge

Pachysandra terminalis 'Variegata'

Also known as

Japanese spurge

Full Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

5a-9b

USDA zone

-29°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

25cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Variegated Japanese Spurge Overview

This RHS AGM award winning Pachysandra terminalis is perfect for carpeting bare areas of earth between deciduous shrubs or trees. It has rosettes of glossy, dark green leaves whose serrated edges are cream they form dense mats of eye catching ground cover in sun or shade. In early summer upright clusters of tiny, white flowers contrast beautifully with the variegated foliage.

Common problems with Variegated Japanese Spurge

How to harvest Variegated Japanese Spurge

Generally not harvested

How to propagate Variegated Japanese Spurge

Division

Divide the plant before flowering in spring.

Cuttings

Take softwood cuttings in summer (after the flowers)

Layering

You can propagate by removing self-rooted layers.

Special features of Variegated Japanese Spurge

Ground cover

Other uses of Variegated Japanese Spurge

A shade tolerant creeping low maintenance plant that is perfect for covering banks/slopes or used as under planting of shrubs in informal cottage or gravel gardens.